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Texas has billions in its rainy day fund, and lawmakers made a move to keep it that way

AUSTIN — Amid uncertainty over the price tag of fixes for school finance, school security and Hurricane Harvey, a group of key lawmakers decided Friday to preserve as many options as possible on the u... read more

With record $12.5 billion in Texas' savings account, lawmakers set $7.5 billion minimum balance

The Texas Tribune thanks its sponsors. Become one. Earlier this week, Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced he had transferred $1.4 billion into ... In the past, lawmakers have made hefty withdrawal... read more

Why Texas May Tap Its Rainy Day Fund During Boom Times

That includes $3 billion for new capacity ... needs and emergencies,” he wrote. In fact, Texas lawmakers have habitually tapped the rainy day fund for extra money since its creation in 1990. The state ... read more

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Wyoming's rainy day fund is largest in nation, but state continues to lack policy for it

Last fiscal year, Alaska had $13.9 billion in savings and Texas had $13.7 billion. In proportion to its overall budget, Wyoming has ... lawmakers his budget recommendations, including a proposal to co... read more

Perry agrees to rainy-day fund spending (UPDATE)

That deficit fell to $4 billion ... have made substantial cuts from their current budgets, using part of the Rainy Day Fund to pay for the rest of our bills – even as we continue to look for more savi... read more

NICHOLS: Texas top state for business

Hegar also has predicted there will be almost $12 billion in the Economic Stabilization Fund (also known as the Rainy Day fund) at the end of fiscal ... the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of allowi... read more

States and rainy days

Those cookie jars that proved so vital when the downturn hit have been depleted. Aside from Alaska and Texas ... of a rainy day fund, Illinois state government has no way to protect against its ceasel... read more

Texas Voters Consider Billions for Water Infrastructure

The $2 billion ... have suggested it's still not fiscally prudent to tap it. The Texas American Federation of Teachers urged state lawmakers -- unsuccessfully -- to instead use the excess revenue in t... read more

In His Final California Budget, Gov. Brown Boosts Education, Rainy Day Funds

It’s up from the $125 billion general fund budget Brown signed last year. It calls for raising the voter-mandated Rainy Day ... Lawmakers will begin meeting to craft their counterproposals next week. ... read more

If Proposition 6 Passes, What Comes Next for Water in Texas?

You might have better luck learning about Proposition 6 by asking someone whose job hinges on its ... move $2 billion from the state’s Rainy Day Fund into a new account, that we will refer to as SWIFT ... read more

Texas police made more than $50 million in 2017 from seizing people’s property. Not everyone was guilty of a crime.

Houston police had seized the vehicle after surveilling its driver, Macario Hernandez, and pulling him over after he left his house. They took the truck to court, hoping to keep it or sell it at aucti... read more

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